A new pair of shoes for me! WOOT! I needed a new pair of shoes. Something for road races to be exact. Actually, I need at least a couple of new shoes. I'm feeling that I've worn out my Glycerin 9. The inside of my Glycerin 9 shows marked worn signs on the second toe area.
I actually hated the idea of looking for running shoes at the stores since I know squat on how to select them. After reading Jamie's review on the PureFlow shoes, I was open to the idea of getting one.
So far, I've only done a 10K run in it. It felt kinda weird at first, and the pressure on the top of my feet was a tad uncomfortable but after going 3K in it, I appreciate the snug feeling of the shoes and it was a pleasure running in it.
It has the similar feeling of my Nike LunarGlide+2 but without the discomfort. The LunarGlide always gives me blisters if I used it for a run more than 5K. I also can't wear that shoe with any old sock, even if it's just for walking. Blister(s) will form! Didn't happen, yet; with Pure Flow. No issue with lack of cushioning or whatever for the time being. Comparing the two shoes, LunarGlide+2 isn't good for a run on wet pavements, but PureFlow has firm grip. (I ran in the drizzle on Saturday morning).
Apart from the issue of the Navband, the only other issue I have with this shoes is the colour. Actually, there are three colour options for this model but of course, I buy what is available and wearing a Size 9 shoes, options may be limited. This pair that I bought is just too... white.
Other than that, more pros than cons so far.
To tell you the truth, I was tempted to buy a Newton shoes at the 2XU shop at the Gardens Mall, just for the colour.
I may not bought that Newton shoes yet, but I did snag a sports bra at 2XU. The shop has Brooks range now and it's on sale at 20% off!
Now, I'm waiting for Joshua over at Brooks Malaysia to come back to me with more shoes. I already tried Launch, Cascadia and Men's Green Silence when I met him on Friday but they are not the correct size. Another Glycerin to replace my current one? Or Ghost 4? Or can I just use this for a training shoe and get another racer shoes? Joshua, if you are reading this - I need cute colours!